How to Navigate Postponing Your Wedding Due to COVID-19

As planners, we want to help our clients prepare for every possible scenario. The past couple weeks with COVID-19 have been overwhelming and challenged us with a scenario we could have never prepared for. With each day bringing new information and leaving a lot of uncertainty for the upcoming Wedding season, we have been navigating each situation with our clients uniquely to make the best decision for them. We know there are a lot of brides out there who do not have a Wedding Planner, so we wanted to share our process for navigating our couples through this difficult time and offer some tips to hopefully bring a little stress relief.

Step 1. Breathe

Yep - I know you're skipping over this because everything is telling you to do this. If one more person tells you it will be okay you probably want to hit them over the head. You are fully entitled to all the emotions you are going through and let yourself feel them. It's an overwhelming situation and you are allowed to feel overwhelmed. Take a deep breath, look at your fiance, and take it as another challenge you will overcome together. 

Step 2. What's your Priority?

The first thing I have been asking my clients is - what's your priority? Did you fall in love with your venue and can't think about getting married anywhere else? Is your photographer someone you waited years to work with? Think about these because they will huge parts of setting a new date and ensuring you can still have the Wedding you want!

Step 3. Should you Postpone?

The million dollar question. We cannot answer this for you, but we can give you some things to consider: